Definition of entranceway in US English:

entranceway

noun

  • A way into a place or thing, especially a doorway or corridor at the entrance to a building.

    • ‘Mother was standing in the entranceway in a designer dress.’
    • ‘Its rococo entranceway was lined with larger-than-life busts of his children, which had been painted in life-like colors.’
    • ‘Again, it happened in the entranceway of the school, according to investigators.’
    • ‘Much of the work in 2004 has been concentrated at the northern end, around what seems to have been an entranceway to a substantial series of defensive banks and ditches.’
    • ‘There was a crystal chandelier in the entranceway.’
    • ‘He stuck his head through the entranceway and listened.’
    • ‘Heading into the entranceway of the Boar's Snout, the three men navigated through the intoxicated crowd with a sleek agility.’
    • ‘She stood in the parlor entranceway with her vigilant eyes fixed on them, her foot tapping impatiently against the hardwood floor.’
    • ‘She noticed with some annoyance that anyone standing in the entranceway, set back under the building a few meters as it was, would be dry.’
    • ‘In New York, a wall-size photographic installation in the entranceway to the show invoked this constellation of characters.’
    • ‘I met him in the entranceway and pulled up the hood.’
    • ‘The second woman walked out to the far edge of the entranceway, out of the cover of the doorway.’
    • ‘Little kids play hopscotch on the floor tiles, babies swat at the fish in the aquarium in the entranceway, and all kinds of folks swarm about hoping for a taste of the old country.’
    • ‘They walked a short distance to the entranceway.’
    • ‘They turned their heads to look around and when they had turned their heads back to the entranceway they had entered from they saw the man standing there with three boxes under his arms.’
    • ‘All cab drivers are now asked to use the new entranceway opposite the Secondary School and exit through the old entrance, thus avoiding the previous traffic jams.’
    • ‘Chaos reigned in the main entranceway as police officers swarmed into the building.’
    • ‘I took a step back and cleared the entranceway before asking, ‘Would you like to come in?’’
    • ‘Don't you wish - as I dearly do - that this were written in stone above the formal entranceway to our federal Department of Education?’
    • ‘Unless you have a full home office with a separate entranceway, holding an interview in your home may conflict with the image that you want to project.’

Pronunciation

entranceway

/ˈentrənsˌwā/